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I thought I'd post a few tips about Slackware. If you ever want to try my favourite OS these tips may help you.

Setting up sound in slackware:

this will be done as root at run level three



#alsactl store

Issue these three commands in order to set-up your sound card.

*Note to quit alsamixer use your Esc key

To set-up your display settings run as root


*Note you can also run xorgsetup which will set-up your monitor automagically, but, I prefer the finer settings of xorgconfig

To add a user


To have a graphical Log-in Prompt

As root open up a text editor, navigate to /etc/inittab

And change this part of your inittab from:

# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)



# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)


Save and exit. Reboot your computer and then you'll have a graphical log-in.

Switching between graphical environments

If you've done a full install of Slackware, which I highly recommend then you can switch between the various desktop environments (KDE, Flux, Blackbox, etc.) by issuing the following command at the run level three prompt:


Use Slax to detect Hardware

You can use Slax a live CD to detect, identify the hardware on your system which will help you when you install Slackware.


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